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Azerbaijan hold Scotland in check

Published: Tuesday 2 March 2010, 23.04CET
Scotland 2-2 Azerbaijan
Billy Stark's side missed the chance to pull clear of Austria at the top of Group 10 after being held at home by ten-man Azerbaijan in Falkirk.
Azerbaijan hold Scotland in check
Scotland U21 coach Billy Stark ©Getty Images

Match statistics

ScotlandAzerbaijan

Goals scored2
 
2
Attempts on target15
 
8
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners10
 
5
Fouls committed6
 
10
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red Cards0
1

Standings

Last updated: 21/03/2013 14:33 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
Published: Tuesday 2 March 2010, 23.04CET

Azerbaijan hold Scotland in check

Scotland 2-2 Azerbaijan
Billy Stark's side missed the chance to pull clear of Austria at the top of Group 10 after being held at home by ten-man Azerbaijan in Falkirk.

Scotland missed the chance to go clear at the top of Group 10 after being held to a 2-2 draw at home to Azerbaijan who picked up their first point in 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying despite playing for an hour with ten men.

Azerbaijan, who lost 4-0 to Scotland in Baku in November, surprised their hosts by taking the lead on 13 minutes when Nizami Hajiyev's low drive beat goalkeeper Alan Martin. Scotland hit back just after the half-hour. Tural Akhundov was sent off for handling Christopher Maguire's cross and the striker stepped up to fire in the resulting penalty.

Scotland struggled to make their man advantage tell and Azerbaijan regained the initiative on 65 minutes when Aaraz Abdullayev cut in from the left and curled a shot beyond Martin. Once again, though, their lead was wiped out, with substitute Leigh Griffiths heading in a minute later. The point moved Scotland level with Austria at the top of the section, but the result will feel like an opportunity missed for Billy Stark's side.

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.47CET

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Lineups

Scotland

Scotland

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

1
MartinAlan Martin (GK)
1
AghayevSalahat Aghayev (GK)
Yellow Card88
2
CaddisPaul Caddis (C)
2
T. AkhundovTural Akhundov
Red Card31
3
EastonBrian Easton
3
V. HuseynovVurğun Huseynov
4
ScobbieThomas Scobbie
5
T. GuliyevTarlan Guliyev
5
PerryRoss Perry
7
AbdullayevAraz Abdullayev
Goal65
Substitution89
6
CouttsPaul Coutts
Yellow Card74
Substitution76
10
E. GuliyevEshgin Guliyev
Yellow Card76
Substitution79
7
ArfieldScott Arfield
11
C. HüseynovCavid Hüseynov (C)
8
McDonaldKevin McDonald
Yellow Card90+4
14
AmirguliyevRahid Amirguliyev
9
MaguireChristopher Maguire
Goal32
15
GuluzadeAmit Guluzade
10
GoodwillieDavid Goodwillie
Substitution65
16
SeyidovMirhüseyin Seyidov
Substitution37
11
MurphyJamie Murphy
22
KaramliElgiz Karamli
Goal13
Yellow Card70

Substitutes

12
GallacherScott Gallacher (GK)
12
Ag. MammadovAgil Mammadov (GK)
13
MitchellChristopher Mitchell
4
MammadovNovruz Mammadov
Substitution37
Yellow Card62
14
WilsonDanny Wilson
6
NovruzovTagim Novruzov
15
McGinnStephen McGinn
Substitution76
8
MustafayevEmin Mustafayev
Substitution89
16
ShinnieAndrew Shinnie
13
S. RahimovShahriyar Rahimov
Substitution79
17
GriffithsLeigh Griffiths
Substitution65
Goal66
17
ImamverdiyevCavid Imamverdiyev
18
LoyRory Loy
19
H. AkhundovHuseyn Akhundov

Coach

Billy Stark (SCO) Bernhard Lippert (GER)

Referee

Ken Henry Johnsen (NOR)

Assistant referees

Kim Thomas Haglund (NOR), Svein Inge Wiken (NOR)

Fourth official

Tom Harald Hagen (NOR)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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